Letchworth railway station to get revamp
A RAILWAY station is set to get a revamp thanks to funds from a production company which used the station for scenes in a blockbuster movie.
As filming of The World’s End concludes, First Capital Connect (FCC) has announced that fees for use of Letchworth GC station will be used to fund improvements.
The station was cosmetically altered for a guest appearance as a pub called The Hole in the Wall.
To prepare the station for its movie role, the production companies fitted false walls and doors to the exterior of the station and temporarily removed some fittings.
Part of the station car park was closed during filming and passengers were diverted to the station’s side door for safety while the sets were being erected.
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Customers are now being be asked what kind of improvements they would like to see.
FCC customer service director Keith Jipps said: “We’re thrilled to be able to support the film industry in Britain. The World’s End looks set to be a blockbuster and to have one of our stations play a part in it is just fantastic.
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“Working on projects like this allows us to give something back to our customers, letting them see their local station or train service captured for posterity, and allowing us to make extra improvements to their station.”